CAIRN-INT.INFO : International Edition

This article aims to establish how “female manageriality” emerges between social role construction and the construction of professional self-identity. An empirical approach is used to build a new hypothesis for understanding the process. Ten French women managers living in Paris were interviewed. The research aims to identify the particularities of career development among female managers. The stories are divided into three sequences. The first one deals with initial education and training, the second one describes the management of the first team, and the third one shows the cycle of experiential and emotional learning. All three sequences explain how women emerge as managers. In male-oriented organizations, this analysis shows that women need to help themselves to achieve their goals of becoming managers. The issue explores how horizontal feedback can play a role in reflexivity. Thus it seems useful to explore how autodidactic sociability facilitates female manageriality.

  • manageriality
  • woman manager
  • manager
  • women’s careers
  • self-training
Distribution électronique pour ESKA © ESKA. Tous droits réservés pour tous pays. Il est interdit, sauf accord préalable et écrit de l’éditeur, de reproduire (notamment par photocopie) partiellement ou totalement le présent article, de le stocker dans une banque de données ou de le communiquer au public sous quelque forme et de quelque manière que ce soit.
Loading... Please wait